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Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe , known as Elizabeth Anscombe, was a British anaytic philosopher. She was a student of Ludwig Wittgenstein and is best known for continuing his work, as well as her own papers on Moral Philosophy.

Christine Battersby is Reader Emerita in Philosophy and Associate Fellow of the Centre for Philosophy, Literature & the Arts at the University of Warwick (UK). She is the author of The Sublime, Terror and Human Difference (Routledge, 2007); The Phenomenal Woman: Feminist Metaphysics and the Patterns of Identity (Polity Press/Routledge, 1998); Gender and Genius: Towards a Feminist Aesthetics (Women's Press & Indiana University Press 1989, 1994) and a co-editor of a Special Issue of Hypatia (2000), vol. 15 (2) on Australian Feminist Philosophy. She has written numerous articles on feminist aesthetics, feminist ontology and the history of philosophy. From 1996 - 2000 she was General Editor of Women's Philosophy Review. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Programme Associate of the Leverhulme Funded study of Gendered Ceremony & Ritual in Parliament. She welcomes invitations to give or write papers, become a visiting lecturer or collaborate in research projects. email:

Kimberley Brownlee is Lecturer in Political Philosophy at the University of Manchester Centre for Political Theory. Her areas of research include: moral philosophy (theories of wrongdoing, practical reason, ideals), political philosophy (political obligation, theories of rights, civic virtue), philosophy of law (crime and punishment, restorative justice), and practical ethics (dissent, civil disobedience, disability). She is the editor of Disability and Disadvantage: Re-examining Topics in Moral and Political Philosophy (forthcoming with Oxford University Press). Recent articles include the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy entry on civil disobedience. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for Applied Philosophy and the Editorial Advisory Group of Res Publica: A Journal of Social and Legal Philosophy.

Morwenna Griffiths is Professor of Classroom Learning at the University of Edinburgh. She works on social justice issues especially in education and in the relationship of philosophy and empirical research.Among her publications are Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy (Macmillan, and Indiana University Press, 1988) and Women Review Philosophy: New Writing by Women in Philosophy (Nottingham University, 1996) (both edited with Margaret Whitford), Feminisms and the Self: The Web of Identity (Routledge, 1995) and Action for Social Justice in Education: Fairly Different (Open University Press 2003). She has written many articles connecting philosophy, feminism and educational research. She was a founder member of SWIP (UK) and, later, of the Women's Philosophy Review (originally the Women and Philosophy Newletter).

Kate Ince is Reader in French Film and Gender Studies in the Department of French Studies at the University of Birmingham. Not a trained philosopher, she has nonetheless published on the relationship between the thought of Luce Irigaray and Emmanuel Levinas, and feminist-philosophical readings of French performance art and film (the performance artists Orlan and Sophie Calle, the film director Catherine Breillat). She is on the editorial Board of Studies in French Cinema, and has reviewed numerous articles for Hypatia: a journal of feminist philosophy. Having come to continential philosophy via French poststructuralism and feminist theory, her research has recently started to focus on French phenomenology (particularly Beauvoir and Merleau-Ponty) and phenomenology in film studies (Vivian Sobchack). She has an article calling for the recognition of phenomenology's importance in film criticism in December 2010's issue ofthe online film journal Film-Philosophy ( and an essay on feminist phenomenology and the films of Sally Potter in 2011

Dawn M. Wilson (nee Phillips) is a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hull (from Oct. 2011). She has published several articles on Wittgenstein's philosophy, addressing topics such as the 'say-show' distinction, the picture-theory of language, logical analysis and conceptions of clarity in the Tractatus and Investigations, as well as several articles on art and aesthetics, particularly the philosophy of photography. She is writing a monograph on Aesthetics and Photography for the Continuum Aesthetics Series. She is a member of Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP UK) and serves as a member of the Exec committee.

Soran Reader is a Reader in philosophy at Durham University, where she directs the Centre for Ethical Philosophy. Her research has explored conceptual issues in ethics, including the concepts of need, relationship, harm, and persons as agents/patients. She is author of Needs and Moral Necessity (Routledge, forthcoming 2007), editor of The Philosophy of Need(Cambridge University Press, 2005), and various articles on the moral demandingness of needs. She has also published articles on pacifism. Her work in Ethical Philosophy takes a victim-centred approach, exploring moral issues from the perspective of the one suffering, rather than the perpetrator or the bystander. Work on sexual justice centres on the idea that women have knowledge, and moral and political powers which equal or exceed those of men, which women philosophers are well placed to articulate and posit. For example, she argues in 'Abortion, Killing and Maternal Moral Authority' (Hypatia, 2008) that women as mothers have a moral power of life and death over dependent children. She is Director of SWIP (UK), and a member of the Board of the International Association of Women Philosophers.

Veronica Rodriguez-Blanco is a Senior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Law at the School of Law, University of Birmingham. She studied law and philosophy at Oxford and Cambridge. Her research is located at the intersection of ethics, philosophy of action (especially Aristotle's, Aquinas's and Elisabeth Anscombe's philosophy of action) and jurisprudence. Her research topics include the objectivity of law and the methodology of legal theory and she is currently writing a book on the authoritative and normative character of law, whose working title is Law Under the Guise of the Good. She is the author of Meta-ethics, Moral Objectivity and Law (2004) and has published articles in the journals Legal Theory, Law and Philosophy, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, Philosophy Compass and Ratio Juris. Her research has been funded by the Alexander Von Humboldt Foundation, the Cambridge Overseas Trust and the British Academy.

Komarine Romdenh-Romluc is Lecturer in Philosophy at Nottingham University. Her current research focuses on the philosophy of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and she is writing the Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to his Phenomenology of Perception. She has also published articles on first-person thought and the reference of indexicals. Komarine is a member of the Society for Women in Philosophy (UK).

Jennifer Saul is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Sheffield. She works in philosophy of language and in feminism. Jenny is the author of Feminism: Issues and Arguments (OUP 2003) and Substitution, Simple Sentences, and Intuitions (OUP 2007), as well as numerous articles in philosophy of language and in feminism. She is Co-Editor for feminism entries for the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and she serves on the editorial boards of Analysis, The Aristotelian Society, and Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy. She is a member of the Society for Women in Philosophy (UK).

Alison Stone is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Lancaster University. She is the author of Petrified Intelligence: Nature in Hegel's Philosophy (SUNY Press, 2004) and of Luce Irigaray and the Philosophy of Sexual Difference (Cambridge University Press, 2006). Her book An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy is in press, due out with Polity Press in January 2008. She has published articles on various topics in feminist philosophy including essentialism, Judith Butler, and feminist interpretations of Hegel. She has also written articles on German Idealism, Early German Romanticism and Adorno. email:

Alessandra Tanesini is Reader in Philosophy at Cardiff University. She is the author of An Introduction to Feminist Epistemologies (Blackwell, 1999), of Wittgenstein: A Feminist Introduction (Polity, 2004), and of Philosophy of Language A-Z (Edinburgh, 2007) as well as of several articles in feminist philosophy, the philosophy of language and epistemology. She is a member of the Society of Women in Philosophy (UK).
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Catherine Wilson FRSC is Anniversary Professor of Philosophy at York University and President-Elect of the Mind Association for 2015-6. She was previously the Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen and has held appointments in the USA and Canada as well as fellowships in the UK ad Germany. She holds a BPhil from Oxford and a PhD from Princeton and has published widely on topics in 17th and 18th century history and philosophy of science, especially on Descartes, Leibniz and Kant, on as well as in moral epistemology, women in evolutionary theory, and aesthetics. Her most recent books are Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity (Oxford 2008/2011) andthe Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe (2011), co-edited with Desmond Clarke. She is currently working on a short book in metaethics and a longer study of Kant's reaction to 18th century materialism and his anthropology, as well as papers on Darwin and Nietzsche, Mach and Musil, and matter theory in the 18th century.